NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
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(Studio) 1st of Vietnam war deserters return to United States from Canada to get discharge papers straightened out.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN) Gary Flurry from Hicksville, New York, is 1st to sign in. Deserters who didn't leave from war zone and have no other charges against them will be discharged with no conditions. 2 deserters, who don't want to be recognized, come from Canada and plan to return there. [MAN - says this is part of enlarging of nation's conscience.] [2nd MAN - says it should be pardon; doesn't feel he was wrong.] Deserters discharged here in next 6 six mos. can apply to have discharges upgraded in government program.
REPORTER: Al Johnson